A catchy musical slogan used in advertising to insinuate a brand into your brain. Heard on radio or television.

Jin"gle (?), v. i. [OE. gingelen, ginglen; prob. akin to E. chink; cf. also E. jangle.]

1.

To sound with a fine, sharp, rattling, clinking, or tinkling sound; as, sleigh bells jingle.

[Written also gingle.]

2.

To rhyme or sound with a jingling effect.

"Jingling street ballads."

Macaulay.

 

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Jin"gle, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Jingled (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Jingling (?).]

To cause to give a sharp metallic sound as a little bell, or as coins shaken together; to tinkle.

The bells she jingled, and the whistle blew. Pope.

 

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Jin"gle, n.

1.

A rattling, clinking, or tinkling sound, as of little bells or pieces of metal.

2.

That which makes a jingling sound, as a rattle.

If you plant where savages are, do not only entertain them with trifles and jingles,but use them justly. Bacon.

3.

A correspondence of sound in rhymes, especially when the verse has little merit; hence, the verse itself.

" The least jingle of verse."

Guardian.

Jingle shell. See Gold shell (b), under Gold.

 

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